Dover, DE --- Winter Night overtook We The People to win the $18,500 3,4- and 5-year-old pace on Sunday, March 25, one of four wins for meet-leading driverCorey Callahan on “Harness a Cure Day,” a fundraiser for Cancer Research at Dover Downs.
One of only two 3-year-olds in the feature race, Winter Night continued his early season success by racking up his fourth win in seven races, all with in the money finishes, as Corey Callahan drove a come from behind, 1:53.1 victory. Susan Ehlers and trainer Jason Skinner own the Western Terror--Hot Grin gelding. We The People (George Dennis) was second and Whirl Monroe (Montrell Teague) finished third. Jokin’ Man was scratched, reducing the field to eight starters.
The $12,000 3-, 4- and 5-year-old fillies and mares pace was also won by Callahan, driving owner-trainer Gary Simpson’s 9-1 Townline Christie to a new lifetime record victory of 1:55.1. Four Starzz Girl (Jim Morand) finished second in front of OK Destiny (Allan Davis).
Callahan won his fourth race by guiding Hoorayforthegray to victory for highly energetic owners, Housewives of Delaware, in a Delaware $10,000 Claiming pace
Following the races, a large group of Harness a Cure supporters, including a contingent of Dover Downs horsemen, went on a five-eighths mile walk around the Dover Down racing oval. Group leader and longtime harness horseman Bobby Kinsey, Sr., a cancer survivor, was first to finish. “I wasn’t going to let anyone beat me,” Kinsey said. “I've been practicing.”
Custard The Dragon, one of last season’s top sophomore pacers, will make his 4-year-old debut in the $36,000 Preferred Handicap at Dover, taking on seven seasoned performers led by Nova Artist, Delivered From Zin and Ise The By Boy.